Sources: Rick Perry is Running in 2012

Jonathon M. Seidl, The Blaze

Could this be the clearest sign yet that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will run for president?

The governor admitted recently that he’s considering a run after previously shooting the idea down. And now, a source close to the Gingrich campaign tells The Blaze that Perry has offered Gingrich’s now-departed campaign manager, Rob Johnson — who used to be the campaign manager for Perry — his old job back.

According to the source, “Rob and Perry spoke last week and Perry told him his old job is waiting for him.”

“I know that for a fact,” the source said.*

That Johnson would hook up again with Perry may not be surprising considering the Perry news recently. Insiders have linked him, as well as fellow former Perry aide David Carney, to a possible Perry run over the last month. For example, just yesterday the Washington Post quoted sources mentioning them both, and who said that a Perry presidential run would be nearly impossible without Carney:

One potential hitch in any Perry planning is the fact that his long-time chief political adviser, David Carney, is now helping former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) in his presidential campaign. In addition, Rob Johnson, who managed Perry’s reelection campaign last year, is now Gingrich’s campaign manager.

But one person close to Perry said he could not imagine Carney not being at Perry’s side if the governor runs. Conversely, this person said he could not imagine Perry deciding to run if he were not certain Carney would be part of his team. As another person close to Perry said, “I don’t want to do this without Carney.”

At this point, Perry has not given the green light to his adviser to begin making plans. Instead, the conversations are more closely held as the governor thinks through the impact on his family and his own political career. “I think he is just trying to weigh how much personal sacrifice is it going to take,” said one friend.

Considering today’s events, that “hitch” is gone.

In addition, Weekly Standard Senior Writer Stephen Hayes tweeted this afternoon that Carney had….

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Comments

  1. Perry has a huge black mark on his record,it is called Bilderbergs. nuff said.

  2. Texas Granny says:

    I don't want Gov. Perry to run this time, if he wants to run in 2016 then I will support him. Right now Texas needs Gov. Perry too much.

    • Chess Game says:

      That is a pretty selfish comment. There will not be U.S.A. to belong to if obama gets in there. I heard good things about Governor Perry, and God knows we need someone who can beat obama. I personally would like to see a conservative candidate who is not afraid of character assassination and can dish out smartly comments to the obama bums. I would like someone who is not going to be intimidated by the constant harangue that the liberal mob like to do, and can have a clear vision as to the present and future of our country.

      • donjusko says:

        RON PAUL10% Who does best against Obama? Ron Paul. He trails the president by only seven points (52 to 45 percent) hypothetical general election showdown. Announced he will run, 5-13-11.
        RON PAUL, If elected, I will work hard to: 6-5-11
        *** Stop the spread of socialist, big government health care;
        *** Stop the growth of government spending, restrictive regulations, and interference in our lives;
        *** Audit the Federal Reserve, which, I believe, will serve as an important first step toward finally ending the Fed once and for all;
        *** Ensure the federal government returns to its constitutional limits by eliminating departments and agencies that are not authorized by the Constitution.
        *** Ensure a new, more humble foreign policy for our nation. We cannot be the world's policeman. We should not engage in "Nation-Building." We cannot afford trillion dollar international boondoggles that cost us our lives, our fortunes, and our freedom.
        *** Repeal Big Government schemes like the so-called "PATRIOT" Act.
        Of course, that won't be all. But, as I hope you'll agree, that's a good start.

  3. 4th cav says:

    Perry will get rid of the RINO Romney. Perry changes everything almost as much as if DeMint would run, I wish.

  4. Edwardkoziol says:

    I say Perry should stay put in texas,the same goes for Palin and a few other good ones.We need Herman Caine first he's intelligent and second he's a true black man not an oreo like the present president.When blacks go to vote it will blow their mines when they see two black guys.They'll never figure that one actually wants them to work for a living.As far as Newt goes,he never listened to his first 2 wives now all of a sudden he's listening to this pale porcelain
    figurine of a third wife.

    • donjusko says:

      Cain, after his flippant defense of the Fed Reserve and I have no want, need, nor desire to support a man who once held such a high position at the Fed and now so arrogantly dismisses an audit.
      Newt, We don't need any 1990 retreads in 2012, Former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told "Meet the Press that he backs a requirement that every citizen purchase or acquire health insurance, a key component of President Obama's health care law. He's a RINO.

  5. Lets see who the lamestream media tell the zombies to vote for. Cain is a Federal Reserve Puppet. It has been released in the Feds documents which were obtained through a lawsuit by Bloomberg that billions were paid to major networks and newspapers to parrot the propaganda of the powers that have hijacked the government. The Rothschild Banking Mafia own the Federal Reserve, control congress and the media. They will tell the American Zombies who to vote for.

    At this time Bilderberg is meeting in Switzerland which is being blocked out by the lamestream media including Fox, although Judge Napolitano mentioned it tonight but he is a different breed on lamestream media, an honest person…. It appears that the Bilderberg Group may pick Texas Governor Rick Perry to be the next president. He attended previous meetings and being that he has returned makes it obvious that he is their choice. Expect the lamestream media to begin brainwashing the zombies into voting for Bilderberg puppet Perry.

    It is a shame that Americans are too ignorant to understand what is happening. Several Swiss Political leaders are demanding the arrest of war criminal Henry Kissinger who is attending as always. Hopefully they will arrest this scumbag and the media won't be able to hide it from the zombies.

    We could actually take our government back if enough people woke up. Thanks to Alex Jones millions of Americans are waking up every month, he has the fastest growing radio show on earth because many people are hungry for the truth.

    Visit the website and listen to the radio show daily and you will wake up too. http://www.infowars.com http://www.prisonplanet.com Glenn Beck is done with and losing stations so fast they can't keep count. Rush the windbag is next unless he starts telling the truth which I doubt will ever happen.

    Don't listen to the lamestream propaganda about Alex Jones, it is nothing but lies. Everything he says can be proven to be fact by government documentation or other sources. Truth is contagious and we are going to take our nation back from the criminal banking mafia who hijacked the government when they murdered JFK.

  6. Betsy K. Larsen says:

    I don’t know who everyone would consent to agree on running, and possibly winning this next election, but whatever, and whoever, people had better GET TOGATHER ON THE MATTER! Division is what will kill any chances of us ever reclaiming our government and our country!!! Divided we fall people!!! Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman, Donald Trump, Ron Paul, whoever, we better get it togather and stand UNITED. As of now, what I see and read, we are as divided as we can get without even trying! Every candidate that is mentioned, the division is many sided, and only detremental to our well being!!!! Even Sarah Palin would be better than the peice of shit now infesting and infecting our country with this muslimE filth! I know, ya’ll don’t like Sarah, but it was only a point being made here, that no matter who we vote for, if we want America back, we had better do it TOGETHER!!!!!!! ONE NATION, UNDER GOD! ONE NATION, ONE PEOPLE! ONE VOTE! ONE AMERICA!!!! The key words are ONE UNITED NATION!!!!! If there is anyone better out there than Rick Perry, he or she needs to come out and speak now, waiting is not an option, we don’t have time for anymore games. We need a real valid candidate right this moment! We need someone who is not afraid of the media, the biased bunch of butt kissing useless talking heads who have their noses, and perhaps, their entire heads up this administration’s ass so far that they will never see the light of day again in their unnatural lives! We need someone who will speak the truth and be unafraid of the “fallout” from these flapping lips, and from this septic tank in our capitol. We need an AMERICAN PATRIOT! As much as that, or even more, we NEED TO BE UNITED, UNDIVIDED, TOGATHER AS AMERICANS!!!! United we stand, Divided we fall! People, now is not the time to be petty and trivial, it is the most important time of all now to be UNITED!!! If ever in our history united was called for, now is the time!!!! Let us make our forefathers proud, and make the blood shed worth each drop shed, let us come togather and stand as true, patriotic, proud Americans! Make America great once again!!!!!!

  7. Mike DeFoy says:

    Perry may as well just save his money and sit out any and all presidential races, because the fact that the general public are already aware of him playing footsie with The Bilderbergs (sitting in the council of foreign agencies/powers whilst holding a U.S. political office)…he aint goin’ NOWHERE. Honestly I’m surprised Texans haven’t stormed the capital building and hung him for treason for failing to defend the constitution in this instance alone. His time would be better spent packing his bags and running for his life instead.

  8. Howard Theobald says:

    Governor Perry has proven his capability as a man who can lead our nation. He should pick one of 3 men for VP. Allen West, Allen Keys or Herman Cain. During the campaign please, but please don't argue or point out the items you don't like about those running against you. Unite within the party and talk about the good, not the bad. Use the psychology that Obama promoters used – ONE WORD. Remember their word "change" they literally wore it out, but it worked. Some words to consider: Hope, united, leadership

  9. Angelicsweep says:

    Think people had better do a LOT more serious studying before they jump on Perry’s band wagon. I wouldn’t support him for dog catcher, let alone for President. I used to be a Perry supporter when he first started out in politics, but NO MORE! Do your research on the Texas corridor and the vaccines issue to name just two big ones. Perry would NOT make a good president…if the Washington elite is for him, you KNOW we don’t need him!

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